She spent several years volunteering for the largest domestic violence shelter in Oklahoma, the YWCA; and currently supports several charities and organizations such as the American Heart Association – Guard A Heart & Go Red for Women, Suicide Prevention – Live Out Loud Charity, Make a Wish Foundation, Wounded Warriors Project, Children Uniting Nations, Safe Passage, The Amanda Network, and the Maria Suarez Foundation.
(10) 76 per cent of recorded assaults against females are committed by an offender that is identified as family.
The proclamation states, “…by providing young Osage people with education about healthy relationships and relationship skills and by changing attitudes that support violence, we recognize that dating violence can be prevented…establishment of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month will benefit young Osage people, their families, schools and communities…” Chief Standing Bear has kept a busy schedule this New Year working on several initiatives for victim advocacy, prevention and awareness.
He signed a proclamation of support in January for Stalking Awareness Month and he is scheduled to break ground on a new Osage Nation domestic violence women’s shelter in Pawhuska on Wednesday, Feb. The Family Violence Program encourages everyone to take part in TDVAM by sharing informative social media posts and reading about teen dating violence.
Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.